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The right superfoods can REALLY amp up your metabolism to be a calorie burning super machine!

The right superfoods can REALLY amp up your metabolism to be a calorie burning super machine!

Depending on your food choices, you can train your body to be a fat-burning super machine! Your body has what is metaphorically referred to as a “metabolic furnace.” Your metabolic furnace processes foods and nutrients and utilizes them for proper body function, which includes burning more of those calories. You burn more calories – you lose more fat!

Below you will see a list of 8 amazing superfoods which will turn your body into a fat-melting monster! We got these foods from the help of this article at GeneticWar.com, and are bringing them to you!! Continue Reading…

There's foods, and then there's SUPERFOODS...

There’s foods, and then there’s SUPERFOODS…

Welcome back! Superfoods Part 1 listed the first 4 out of 8 nutritionally and biologically amazing Superfoods. Let’s get the last 4 outta the way so you can hit the supermarket and gets to crackin’!

5. Jalapeno Peppers

::sizzle sizzle:: Jalapeno Peppers contain the ingredient capsaicin, which we discussed the benefits of in our article, Fat Won’t Stand A Chance!

When you eat jalapenos the capsaicin causes an increase in your heart rate, which in turn raises your metabolism. Capsaicin also temporarily stimulates a higher release of stress hormones in your body, resulting in an elevated metabolic rate and increased calorie burning.

Oh spicy baby!! Not only do Jalapeno’s add delicious flavor to many foods, but they are also immensely good for your metabolic furnace. Awesoooome!! Another tidbit of useful information: research has shown that eating a spicy meal daily can increase your metabolic rate by as much as 25%. Whew! Continue Reading…

Avoid some common dieting mistakes and be one step ahead of the game, always and forever!

Avoid some common dieting mistakes and be one step ahead of the game, always and forever!

Choosing to diet and eat right is certainly a step in the right direction.

When you choose to change one aspect of your lifestyle, other good things follow suit! Unfortunately, with the plethora of pure crap info floating around all over the place, it’s hard to find a starting point, a midway point, and a finishing point with all this madness and conflicting “advice“.

It’s OK! It really is OK!! Gone Liftin’ is here for you guys…

We are going to discuss some common dieting mistakes that beginners think are “good.” These mistakes lead to a downward spiral of failure and getting lost in the woods. We’re here to put a stop to that.

Dieting is both easy and hard. It is easy because most likely you are reading too much into it and driving yourself crazy with all the information getting piled up in your frontal lobes. It is hard because sticking to a strict diet regime and sticking to your convictions takes a certain amount of willpower. You’re either in or you’re out!

So what are some common dieting mistakes that infect the masses? Let’s discuss! Continue Reading…

Learn the ins and outs of the ketogenic diet, and prepare to embark on a fat obliterating journey!

Learn the ins and outs of the ketogenic diet, and prepare to embark on a fat obliterating journey!

Before we begin, for those of you who do not know what ketosis is, check out this Wikipedia article to get a little insight.

This stuff seems complicated at first, but don’t worry! This very article will bestow a lot of wisdom upon you. But first, the Wiki explanation:

When glycogen stores are not available in the cells, fat (triacylglycerol) is cleaved to provide 3 fatty acid chains and 1 glycerol molecule in a process known as lipolysis. Most of the body is able to use fatty acids as an alternative source of energy in a process called beta-oxidation. One of the products of beta-oxidation is acetyl-CoA, which can be further used in the citric acid cycle. During prolonged fasting or starvation, acetyl-CoA in the liver is used to produce ketone bodies instead, leading to a state of ketosis.

During starvation or a long physical training session, the body starts using fatty acids instead of glucose. The brain cannot use long-chain fatty acids for energy because they are completely albumin-bound and cannot cross the blood–brain barrier. Not all medium-chain fatty acids are bound to albumin. The unbound medium-chain fatty acids are soluble in the blood and can cross the blood–brain barrier. The ketone bodies produced in the liver can also cross the blood–brain barrier. In the brain, these ketone bodies are then incorporated into acetyl-CoA and used in the citric acid cycle.

The ketone body acetoacetate will slowly decarboxylate into acetone, a volatile compound that is both metabolized as an energy source and lost in the breath and urine.

Ketosis In A Nutshell

Ketogenic diets are basically diets very high in protein and fat, and very low in carbs – VERY low! Ketogenic diets have long been proven to be useful for fat loss. Not only are they useful for shedding unwanted fat, but keto-based diets are pretty damn good diet for sustaining your hard earned muscle. Catabolism is kept to a minimum, thanks to all the protein you’re ingesting. Yummy! Continue Reading…